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  Kiss Me Deadly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kiss Me Deadly is a 1955 film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich starring Ralph Meeker.
Kiss Me Deadly is considered a classic of the film noir genre.
In 1999, Kiss Me Deadly was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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 Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Based on Mickey Spillane's novel of the same title, Kiss Me Deadly follows the hard-fisted exploits of Mike Hammer, a character with the dubious distinction of being the harshest, least sympathetic of the seminal hard-boiled detectives.
Kiss Me Deadly seems to make the argument that only the cynical, the corrupt or the criminal can survive in the ethical wasteland of post-bomb L.A. At the same time, it is a line from one of Rossetti's sonnets that holds the muddled key to the mystery of the great whatzit.
In the world of Kiss Me Deadly, the objective truth that the whazit represents is a wholly untenable concept.
www.filmmonthly.com /Noir/Articles/KissMeDeadly/KissMeDeadly.html   (1354 words)

  
 DVD Savant Review: Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly is a cultural hand grenade, circa 1955.
Kiss Me Deadly restoration article, this is the link.
MGM Home Entertainment's DVD of Kiss Me Deadly is a plainwrap recycling of the good elements used for their restored VHS and laser disc releases of 1997.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s286kiss.html   (1303 words)

  
 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- KISS ME DEADLY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Not only is director Robert Aldrich’s KISS ME DEADLY ($20) a marvelous screen adaptation of the Mickey Spillane novel, it a classic film noir that has become even more powerful, now that the studio has unearthed the movie’s original ending, which was too graphic for audiences back in 1955.
Additionally, KISS ME DEADLY is a pretty fast paced movie that benefits from tight editing, especially during the more action-oriented moments.
KISS ME DEADLY is classic film noir that belongs in the collections of all genre fans and film buffs.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd2/reviews/kiss-me-deadly-dvd.htm   (610 words)

  
 Kiss Me Deadly - The Kiss Me Mangled Mystery: Refurbishing a Film Noir - by Glenn Erickson
Alain had just finished a piece on the visual style of Kiss Me Deadly for Film Comment, but in making frame enlargements from a United Artists 16mm print, he had noticed that shots he remembered seeing in a 35mm screening were missing from the ending.
On the screen, one of the most distinctive aspects of Kiss Me Deadly was the outrageousness of its final few seconds: the movie didn't conclude—it detonated.
It was actually the textless original trailer meant for foreign markets to superimpose their own advertising copy ("white hot kisses!") in whatever language was required; the trailers with text, like many others, had probably been lost.
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 Kiss Me Deadly: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kiss Me Deadly is a chilling film noir[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] from 1955 based upon a Mickey Spillane Mickey Spillane quick summary:
Frank morrison spillane (born march 9, 1918), better known as mickey spillane, is an american author of crime fictioncrime novels....
Love me or leave me is a 1955 biographical film which tells the life story of ruth etting, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Kiss Me Deadly (1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It’s one of the things that’ll stay with you long after a screening of Robert Aldrich’s classic 1955 crime drama, Kiss Me Deadly (which was recently reissued with the director’s original ending, one that includes an additional minute of significant footage).
Kiss Me Deadly, as volatile and disturbing today as it was some 50 years ago, consistently surprises with its uncompromising content.
The “blood red kisses” and “white hot thrills” are still very much in evidence in Kiss Me Deadly, a brutal, crackling film noir that time and perspective have done little to dilute.
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 Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) is the definitive, apocalyptic, nihilistic, science-fiction film noir of all time - at the close of the classic noir period.
Kiss Me Deadly is rich with symbolic allusions, labyrinthine and complex plot threads, and Cold War fear and nuclear paranoia about the atomic bomb.
The film, shot over a one month period in late 1954, is a masterpiece of cinematography, exhibited in the disorienting camera angles and unique and unconventional compositions of Ernest Laszlo.
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 Kissmedeadly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
KMD music is as real as life itself and that can be felt in every song.
Kiss Me Deadly sound more like they're from DC than Montreal, with yelped male and female vocals and pounding drums.
Kiss Me Deadly play with the conventional, yet manage to stay far enough away from it to escape many comparisons.
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 kiss-me-deadly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I made the ending ambiguous to avoid police interference.' Aldrich said later: 'I was very proud of the film.
I think it represented a whole breakthrough for me. In terms of style, in terms of the way we tried to make it, it provided a marvelous showcase to display my own ideas of moviemaking.
It did have a basic significance in our political framework that we thought rather important in those McCarthy times: that the ends did not justify the means (but) the French...
yorty.sonoma.edu /filmfrog/reviews/k/kiss-me-deadly.html   (304 words)

  
 Kiss Me Deadly: Evidence of A Style (Part 1 of 3)
But in Kiss Me Deadly, the opening dialogue between Hammer and Christina is the significant component in establishing another sort of hero: one that is sneering, sarcastic, and not really a hero at all.
Most of Kiss Me Deadly's visual devices are derivations from the generic styles of Aldrich's prior work in World For Ransom or Vera Cruz: high and low angles, depth of field, constriction of the frame through foreground clutter.
Kiss Me Deadly is also a key to the development of Aldrich's visual style.
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 Kiss Me Deadly, (Part 3 of 3)
Viewers of the laser disc of Kiss Me Deadly can catch a glimpse in the theatrical trailer included at the end of the disc of one shot of Mike and Velda in the surf as the house explodes [or watch the GIF animation on the home page].
Whether or not Kiss Me Deadly does anticipate the freeform narratives of the New Wave or, it could be argued, the self-conscious stylistic de-constructions of later Godard, it is undeniably multi-faceted and complex in attitude.
As I suggested twenty years ago, Kiss Me Deadly obviously is a quest for a noir grail.
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 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly has remained a noir favorite over the years, thanks in part to Aldrich's riveting direction.
Like its noir inheritor L.A. Confidential (1997), Kiss Me Deadly sees Los Angeles as a technological paradise, a "city of the future," but at the same time questions what sort of future such a society will provide.
MGM's DVD release of Kiss Me Deadly features a good letterboxed transfer (1.66:1) from an attractive fl-and-white source print that looks fine for its age, with plenty of low-contrast detail.
www.dvdjournal.com /quickreviews/k/kissmedeadly.q.shtml   (719 words)

  
 FILM REVIEW -- `Kiss Me Deadly' Still Packs Punch / Ralph Meeker stars in 1955 film noir
If ``Kiss Me Deadly'' were a brand-new film, it would still be shocking in its mean spirit, its happy brutality and its audacious mix of real and surreal elements.
You feel that any second you might understand the full meaning of ``Kiss Me Deadly,'' and the prospect is a little scary.
``Kiss Me Deadly'' is visually rich, with intricately composed shots that linger in the mind.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=//chronicle/archive/1995/10/06/DD46164.DTL   (619 words)

  
 GreenCine | product main - Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Director Robert Aldrich and scriptwriter Jack Moffit transcend Kiss Me Deadly's basic genre trappings to produce a one-of-a-kind melodrama for the nuclear age.
KISS ME DEADLY is one of the darkest, most outrageous noir films ever made.
Though he's sure that he has the world well under control, Hammer is after something bigger and more horrible than he can possibly imagine-- and, in the end, as the true horror of the story becomes clear, he's proved comically ineffective.
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 KISS ME DEADLY
Kiss Me Deadly is really about 50s American men, and to keep this message clear, Hammer is surrounded by women.
As Touch of Evil is said to have exploded the conventions of film noir beyond recovery, so Kiss Me Deadly, right through to its apocalyptic ending, is thought of as blowing apart the P.I. flick for good.
No longer a mere movie, Kiss Me Deadly has become canonical, and is one of the most written about films of all time.
www.bighousefilm.com /reviews/kiss_me_deadly.htm   (621 words)

  
 Alien8 Recordings: Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly is a Montreal-based quartet that has progressed from an early Dischord influenced emo/math-rock sound to an epic, deeply melodic, danceable style of music.
Kiss Me Deadly consists of Emily Elizabeth on vocals and guitar, Adam Poulin on guitar, vocals and programming, Mathieu du Montier on bass and vocals, Erik Petersen on drums and Sophie Trudeau on violin.
The release of their new full length will be sure to fuel the escalating buzz surrounding this talented young band.
www.alien8recordings.com /kissmedeadly.php3   (106 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Kiss Me Deadly [1955]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
'Kiss Me Deadly' has to be one of the most exceptional film noirs of cinematic history.
The thing that drives the story along is his hunt for the mysterious 'Pandora's Box', an ambiguous object that is only revealed at the end of the film, when Mike's search ends up further than he would have liked.
Shot with crazy, awkward camera angles, and a startlingly vivid opening to the movie, 'KMD' not only summed up what film noir movies were all about, it also influenced a whole generation after it.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009XW8K   (1122 words)

  
 Title: Kiss Me Deadly
Spike kissed her back just as desperately, nibbling on her lips, sucking her tongue into his mouth, wanting to taste all of her.
Breaking the kiss, he nibbled his way down her neck as she moaned next to him, running her hand down his hip, across his buttocks and up his back.
But if she doesn’t want me when she’s sober, maybe it would be better if she did just stake me. I can’t leave her alone.
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 Kiss Me Deadly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
She didn't know what she'd done to deserve Oz, and wasn't really sure that she did, but who was she to complain when he was kissing her in front of the whole school.
Willow was a little self-conscious kissing Oz in the middle of the hallway at school, but as his lips parted and his tongue darted out to tease her lips, she quickly forgot.
He bit me last week while we were…" she trailed off into a blush.
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 Kiss Me Deadly: Misty Medley - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kiss Me Deadly doesn't sound quite like any one else among their contemporaries.
This problem persists throughout the record as Kiss Me Deadly fuse reputable influences into an amalgamation that never attains the greatness of their origins.
Kiss Me Deadly's style and sound isn't really revolutionary but it's definitely distinct.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/k/kissmedeadly-misty.shtml   (560 words)

  
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Resisting me now is useless." She moved forward, but not fast enough to pounce before Jim had fled down the stairs toward the first floor, heading for Blair's room, dreading what he would find there.
You know, the only way that Lila made me want to surrender, to be like her, was the thought that we could be together, always...never dying, never growing old..." "She offered you that?" "She knew I resisted her because of you.
You gave yourself to me, Blair--you were going to let me kill you." "I had a chance to spend eternity with you, or to say goodbye.
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 Amazon.ca: Kiss Me Deadly (Widescreen): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kiss Me Deadly is stylish and moves along nicely but whichever ending you choose, its unrelenting in its grimness.
No matter which ending you like, "Kiss Me Deadly" is a fabulous piece of brutal crime cinema.
If your scale considers The Maltese Falcon a classic and Impact a good entertaining film noir, then I'd say you'll agree with me that Kiss Me Deadly is somewhat entertaining, but even considering the time is was produced, its ending is horribly hokey.
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 Memorable Quotes from Kiss Me Deadly (1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I want you to kiss me. Kiss me. The liar's kiss that says I love you, and means something else.
Mike Hammer: She told me if I dropped her off at the bus station, I could forget her.
G.E. Soberin: Listen to me, as if I were Cerberus barking with all his heads at the gates of hell.
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 EI > DVD > Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
We get an alternate ending which is hardly an extra feature but may qualify as one.
"Kiss Me Deadly" is a sexy, violent film containing one of the strangest turns (toward science fiction) of any film noir ever.
The price is right for the film alone, but I would rent this one and wait for a release with more features.
www.einsiders.com /reviews/dvd/kissmedeadly.php   (347 words)

  
 Instant Star: Kiss Me Deadly - TV.com
Too bad the one thing that's not quite hot hot enough for Jude is her relationship with her co- star.
"Kiss Me Dearly" is a song by Billy Idol and by Generation X.
Tell the world what you think of Kiss Me Deadly, write a review for this episode.
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 MovieMartyr.com - Kiss Me Deadly
Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly came near the end of the golden age of film noir, but it’s so fundamentally wrapped up in the definitions of the genre that it’s no wonder that the French film critics that initially coined that term responded to it as much as they did.
The amazing thing about Hammer isn’t that he begins to slide downward, but that he’s held on as long as he has.
Kiss Me Deadly touches on several issues that seemed rooted at the heart of civil unrest in 1950’s America, including the threats of political conspiracy, nuclear weapons, and racism.
www.moviemartyr.com /1955/kissmedeadly.htm   (505 words)

  
 "Kiss Me Deadly"
Moonin’ over me all the time, and gettin’ all worked up about marriage and vows and stuff that didn’t mean nothin’ to me. Live with it, Kid.
She stroked the mane of her mare tenderly before placing a soft kiss on the nose of the horse.
I begged, God knows I begged for her life, and he tossed me aside and TOOK her.
www.angelfire.com /tv2/sweetwater_station/fanfic/kissme.html   (9942 words)

  
 DVD Empire - Item - Kiss Me Deadly / DVD-Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A brilliant film noir classic based on Mickey Spillane's bestseller, Kiss Me Deadly is masterfully directed by Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) and hailed as "one of his best" (Leonard Maltin).
It was the film that represented the peak of the Film Noir movement and without it, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), PULP FICTION (1994) and even John Frankenheimer's RONIN (1998) would not have been possible.
The film, KISS ME DEADLY, director Robert Aldrich's hard-hitting classic that remains one of the all-time great American films that too few have seen.
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